Announcement: New Scholarship!

Covington Community Foundation is pleased to announce it newest scholarship, the Jeff ‘Chappy’ Chapman Scholarship

According to Dale White, CEO of the Foundation says, “Friends and family of Jeff ‘Chappy’ Chapman have worked with the Foundation in making this scholarship available to former graduates of Covington High School who are will be full or part-time college students.  The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students that are pursuing a vocational/industrial trade’s career pathway, such as welding, auto mechanics, or the like.” 

Jeff W. Chapman passed away unexpectantly, at the age of 45, on February 16, 2009. 

For more details visit the Scholarship section of the Foundation’s website at: www.wicf-inc.org.

4-H Fairgrounds Partners with Community Foundation

Western Indiana Community Foundation is pleased to announce its partnership with the Fountain County 4-H Council.

According to Dale White, CEO of the Foundation says, “The 4-H Council has established a pass-thru fund with the Community Foundation for the purpose of making improvements to the community building at the Fountain County 4-H Fairgrounds.  Members of the Council have recently begun to raise funds to upgrade the restrooms, refresh parts of the concession – kitchen area and make other updates to the building.  On the exterior they hope to improve the drainage and expand the parking area.  The Foundation will be processing all donations for this project.” 

Donations may be made on the Donate Here! link on this page or mailed to Western Indiana Community Foundation, ATTN: 4-H Fairgrounds – Capital Improvement Fund, PO Box 175, Covington, IN 47932.

Announcement: New Scholarship!

Covington Community Foundation is pleased to announce it newest scholarship, the “TM & LR Memorial Medical Scholarship.”

Generous friends of the Foundation are making this $4,000 scholarship available to former graduates of Covington High School who will be entering their sophomore year of college. 

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide one-time financial assistance to students in the following Health Professions – Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy or Optometry.

For more details visit the Scholarship section of the website.

Memorial & Honor Giving

Fountain and Vermillion County are home to many wonderful people who have made a deep impact in the community. 

Are you looking for a way to memorialize a loved one or friend who is no longer with us?  Or perhaps you would like to honor a family member, friend, co-worker, or service provider who has a positive influence in your daily life?  MEMORIAL & HONOR GIFTS are great ways to honor those who are or have been significant in your life or the life of your community. Your gift will go to the fund you specify, in the name of the one you're honoring. 

The following individuals have recently passed away and the families have designated that donations in their memory go to the Community Foundation.  We honor the following individuals (click on the name for more details): Carol V. MyersJames "Jim" McCormickRosemarie HaasMarilyn GebbinkJean (Frances) Blickenstaff, Robert "Bob" Branam, Larry Carlson, John Cotten, Sr., Mirriam (Newmark) Fogel, Helen Freas, Heidi (Shambach) Johnson, Joan Rennick, Vicki (Collins) Stevens, and Arley White.

All memorial and honor gifts are acknowledged to the person or people you designate so that the loved one's family, or the person you are honoring, is aware of the gift.  Or you can make an anonymous gift if you desire to do so.  The amount of the gift is, of course, confidential and only you will receive a gift acknowledgement for tax purposes.  It's very easy to give a memorial or honor gift – just CLICK HERE to get started. 

Update: Covington Park Playground Reaches $700,000 Goal!

The Friends of the Covington City Park are a local group of citizens that have been working diligently on their plans to replace the ageing playground equipment in the City Park with a state-of-the-art destination playground.  They have already raised $700,000.  A ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for April 22.

Linda McGurk with the Friends group states, “The playground will feature a treehouse, a splash pad, a parkour course, a butterfly garden, and a sand and water play area, as well as traditional playground equipment like swings and slides, the new playground will be completely unique for this part of Indiana.”            

Plans also include a 6’ trike path, outdoor fitness equipment (for active attendees to enjoy), a family restroom, and a covered picnic area. 

Donations can be made online at www.wicf-inc.org or mailed to: Covington Community Foundation, ATTN: Park Playground Project, PO Box 175, Covington, IN 47932-0175.

Recent Grant Recipients

Congratulations to recent grant recipients:
Attica Elementary School ($1,201), Vermillion Trails Alliance ($1,000), City of Attica ($8,450), Attica Main Street ($4,750), Parke-Vermillion Community Pregnancy Center ($410), City of Covington ($1,500), Fountain County 4-H Fairgrounds ($8,170), Rediscover Clinton ($500), Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department ($1,500), Attica Public Library ($15,000), Community Action Program ($1,500), Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry ($3,500), Leadership Academy – Fountain County ($2,750), Covington Christian School ($5,750), Vermillion County Fairgrounds/Cayuga Park Grandstand Project ($20,000), Covington Youth Soccer League ($2,300), Clinton Police Department ($500), Veedersburg/Van Buren Township Fire Dept. ($2,000).  More →  

Endowment Funds

Check out these funds that benefit your community.
* Fountain County 4-H Council – Capital Improvement Fund supports… More →
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* Fountain County Courthouse Murals Preservation Fund restores… More →
* Friends of the Rob Roy Covered Bridge help to… More →
* Dr. Roger K. Duncan Education Scholarship Fund provides… More →
* Kingman Volunteer Firefighters Fund assists… More →